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Poster: billymays55 Date: Jun 6, 2012 2:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Starhops (1978)

Any information on this?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 6, 2012 5:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Starhops (1978)


No copyrights whatsoever have expired on U.S. films released in 1964 or later.

None whatsoever.

None.

If this film has a valid copyright notice in the credits, it is still under copyright.

It is futile to hope that a U.S. film released in 1964 or later has "fallen" into the public domain. If it was under copyright on the day that it was released, it is still under copyright.


Video-Cellar:

These are the only requirements for copyright protection of a US work
in the USA I know. My sources, as always, are years of studying
copyright legislation, copyright office documents, scholarly legal
articles and working with PD material. These are the requirements I
use to judge whether a US film is PD.

Before 1950:
Correct Notice
Timely registration (within 3 months of publication)
Timely renewal (within the 27th-28th anniversary year window*)
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice or
not timely registered and renewed

1950 (this is the transitional year for the effects of the 1976 act to come in):
Correct Notice
Timely registration (within 3 months of publication)
OR Late Term Registration (at any time during the 28 year term)
Timely renewal (within the 27th-28th anniversary year window* or the
28th calandar year window*)
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice or
not timely renewed

1950-1963
Correct Notice
Registration (at any time during the first 28 year term)
Timely renewal (within the 28th calandar year window*)
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice or
not timely renewed

1964-1977
Correct Notice
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice.
Registration is only required for evidentiary purposes in pursuing
damages actions against infringers

1978-1989
Notice
copyright could be forfeited if published without notice provided
steps were not taken to rectify the ommission within 5 years from
publication (this could include including notices in later editions or
registration.). If a notice was included registration is only required
for evidentiary purposes in pursuing damages actions against
infringers

1989-present:
Work is created and or published
work is covered by copyright unless dedicated to the public domain or
released through an alternative licence.

*based on the year-in-notice.


This post was modified by Moongleam on 2012-06-07 00:34:28